As I decorated our Christmas tree earlier this month, I was overcome by a flood of family memories. We have so many special keepsake ornaments which all have significance for different reasons.
Some, like the silver bird whose polish is worn in places, was passed down from my grandmother who died before I was born. Some are from my childhood, like the little red sleigh with “Merry Christmas 1987″ painted across the bottom. Others were made more recently by my children in preschool, my favorite of which bear their tiny handprints.
Every family has ornaments like these, each with a story of its own. I asked readers and fellow bloggers to share their families’ favorite Christmas ornaments. Some are funny and some are likely to bring a tear to your eye, but they’re all special because of the memories they contain.
Does your family have a favorite Christmas ornament? Tell us in the comments below.
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From Grandma with Love
My kids love to look through each ornament and learn the stories behind them. It's part of the magic of the season in our home. This year their Mimi sent them each a special ornament. Sometimes the distance is difficult for the kids to understand, and they miss their grandparents. These little reminders keep Mimi close in our hearts as we celebrate the season on opposite sides of the country.
- Katie, of Practical Parenting
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